Centre Of Excellence For Oral Cancer Prevention Awareness And Research

Vision

  • To develop major centre for oral cancer awareness, tobacco cessation counselling.
  • To develop as a centre for oral cancer screening, diagnosis and preventive treatment.
  • To develop as a centre with state of art facility and cutting edge technology dedicated to research in oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders

STRUCTURE & OPERATION

  • Oral Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Oral epithelial dysplasia
  • Oral lichen planus
  • Oral submucous fibrosis

FACILITIES AVAILABLE

  • Tissue processing facilities with advanced equipments.
  • Special stains.
  • Immunohistochemistry.
  • Research microscope with dark field, phase contrast, polarising, IF and stereo microscope with photomicrograph facility and image analysis soft ware.
  • Centralised Human genetic laboratory with facility for molecular biology.

RESEARCH AREA

  • Free oral screening centre to look at the features of oral premalignancy and oral malignancy.
  • Counselling the patients with habit and helping them in tobacco cessation.
  • Mass screening at various centres in Chennai in association with public health department, Chennai Corporation.
  • Palliative care given for cancer patients with trained doctors

OTHER RESEARCH WORKS

  • P53 mutation status in normal, dysplasia, lichen planus and oral squamous carcinoma: an immunohistochemical study
  • Expression of p120 in normal, dysplasia, lichen planus and oral squamous carcinoma: an immunohistochemical study
  • S100 positive staining in normal, dysplasia, lichen planus and squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Ki67 as a proliferation marker to determine aggressive treatment in lichen planus and dysplasia.
  • Candida in oral cancer and precancer.
  • Clinical appearance in habit related white lesions of oral cavity.
  • Estimation of Serum Sialic acid and Lactose Dehydrogenase in oral squamous cell carcinoma of various degree

PROPOSED PROJECTS

  • Expression of osteopontin in oral squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Expression of CD 68 in Oral cancer.